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Boston Scientific Announces FDA Approval of Renegade® HI-FLO™ Fathom® Pre-Loaded System
Date:1/31/2011

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"Adding the pre-loaded system to our product offerings demonstrates Boston Scientific's commitment to providing a comprehensive suite of less-invasive solutions for interventional radiologists and their patients," said Joe Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President and President of Boston Scientific's Endovascular Unit.  "We will continue to bring additional technologies to market that advance the various therapies performed by specialists in vascular and interventional radiology."

About Uterine FibroidsUterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in the muscular wall of the uterus or cervix, and are estimated to occur in up to 40 percent of women of child-bearing age.  Although most uterine fibroids are asymptomatic, some can cause heavy and painful menstrual bleeding, pelvic pressure and frequent urination.  Treatment options include medication, hysterectomy, myomectomy (surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus) and uterine artery embolization (UAE).  In UAE, a physician uses minimally invasive techniques under local anesthesia to access and occlude both uterine arteries, reducing or eliminating blood flow to the fibroid.  Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumors in women and are the most frequent indication for hysterectomy among pre-menopausal women.  

About Liver CancerLiver cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer worldwide, with more than 800,000 patients diagnosed annually.  The average life expectancy of many patients with liver cancer is less than one year.  Treatment options include surgical resection, chemotherapy, radiation, tumor ablation, and several minimally invasive options, including transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and radioembolization.  In the minimally invasive options, a physician will establish endovascular access to the hepatic artery under local anesthesia to deliver one of several acute therapies.
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